Chair: Prof. Faith Gibson

Steering Group Members: Sarah Cohen-Gogo, Monica Cypriano, Amita Trehan, Adedayo Joseph, Eman Al-Shamsi, Giselle Saulnier-Sholler


The SIOP Women Leaders in Paediatric Oncology (WLPO) Network aims to promote female leadership in paediatric oncology and camaraderie among female professionals in global health through public events, role modelling and networking opportunities. The Network aims to contribute to building the next generation of talented female professionals in paediatric oncology.

The main initiative of the Network is to organise a series of online/in-person events that feature women leaders of paediatric oncology and their work in the paediatric oncology field. Through these activities, the Network will strengthen bonds among female members of the Society, enable SIOP members to support each other and celebrate female leadership in paediatric oncology. Activities will be of interest to all SIOP members who are interested in advancing gender equity in paediatric oncology. Experience in other sectors teaches us that having a wide variety of female role models tends to boost the aspirations and career achievements of early-career female professionals who are navigating the complexity of education, career, family responsibilities, and childcare/elder-care. The Network seeks to foster a close-knit community of female paediatric oncology professionals who engage with SIOP over the long-term.


  • Event 1: October 1, 3pm Barcelona (part of the SIOP2022 Congress Program)
  • Event 2: December 2022, exact date/ time tbd
  • Event 3: May 2023, exact date/ time tbd

For more information, please contact To nominate women leaders in pediatric oncology to be featured in the upcoming WLPO Network events, please click here .

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